Provides initial response, triage, stabilization and/or repair for all types of building infrastructure maintenance requests, with emphasis on HVAC systems. Inspects, adjusts, modifies, and repairs all types of boilers, heating systems, cooling systems and auxiliary equipment. Interprets mechanical plans and prints and updates as necessary. Monitors, queries and reports on the status of building systems managed by DDC technology. Initiates follow-up actions as required. Provides responsive customer support in all phases of building maintenance and operations. Assists and advises customers on maintenance solutions and provides follow-up on progress and status of work. Performs other core skills of the trades and related duties as required. May be assigned to work independently or as part of a multi-trade team under the guidance and direction of the Area Supervisor and/or Working Foreperson.
Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) offers building &landscape maintenance, and custodial services to Harvard faculties and departments on a fee-for-service basis. All services are provided in strict accordance with customer-determined standards. As such, FMO operates as an in-house alternative to contractor services and therefore must manage itself under the same principles that guide any successful maintenance service business.
Salary Grade: 003
Union: 42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877
Five years related experience in the maintenance and operation of complex building system infrastructure. Must be knowledgeable and experienced in the installation, operation, trouble-shooting, maintenance and repair of all types of commercial building heating and cooling systems. Must be able to read and interpret detailed plans, specifications, operating manuals and other written materials associated with this trade. Must have knowledge and experience with Siemens Systems.
Technology Skills Required: Demonstrated proficiency with electronic mail, MS® Office, and related desktop and handheld devices and applications required. Familiarity with smartphone technology and willingness to expand skills with handheld device use as required.
Special Requirements: Must possess a current State HVAC license (or equivalent). Must possess a valid driver's license. Must supply a complete set of hand tools. Required to wear/use appropriate safety clothing/equipment at all times. Required to wear to properly wear a uniform and maintain a professional image at all times.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up a minimum of 50 lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others. May use chain falls and come alongs for heavier lifting. Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as listed. Must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time and work on hands and knees and other awkward positions for extended periods, routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site. Must be able to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs, work of ladders, staging, lifts, etc.
Emergency Status Designation: Essential Personnel
Must observe and comply with all standard safety codes and practices, perform work in accordance with recognized trade and University standards. Must be able to effectively communicate with peers and customers.
Customer Approval Required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.